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Duda Homers in 11th, Lifts Mets Over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 11th, lifting the New York Mets over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Sunday in the third straight extra-innings game between the teams.

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets hits an RBI double against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning in a game at Citizens Bank Park on May 31, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Mets and Phillies split a pair of 14-inning games the previous two days, combining to play nearly 11 hours.

Duda came off the bench in the 10th to play first base, then connected in the 11th to help the Mets win for the fifth time in six games.

Ryan Howard hit an early two-run homer for the Phillies. Marlon Byrd hit a solo shot in the 11th.

Josh Edgin (1-0) struck out the side in the 10th. Jenrry Mejia held on for his sixth save in as many chances.

Phillippe Aumont (0-1), called up prior to the game to provide some help to the tired Philadelphia bullpen, got the first two outs of the 11th. After a walk to Travis d’Arnaud, Duda hit his eighth home run deep into the seats in left-center field.

The teams conclude their rare five-game series on Monday night. Adding Sunday’s time of 3 hours, 29 minutes, the first four games have taken 17 hours, 29 minutes over 48 innings, and the teams have employed 46 pitchers.

Aumont was one of three relievers promoted by the teams from the minors Sunday. The Phillies also added left-hander Cesar Jimenez while the Mets brought up left-hander Dana Eveland Triple-A.

Although neither figured into the decision, each team’s starter gave the bullpen some rest. Cole Hamels went seven strong innings for the Phillies, allowing one earned run and six hits. He struck out eight and walked four, though three were intentional.

Jonathon Niese tossed eight innings and gave up two runs. His lone mistake came against Howard, who had been 3 for 22 with 10 strikeouts before homering in the fourth for a 2-1 lead.

New York came back with a run in the sixth on Curtis Granderson’s sacrifice fly to tie it at 2.

The Mets had taken a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Chris Young’s sacrifice fly that scored David Wright. Third baseman Reid Brignac made an over-the-shoulder catch in foul territory, but his strong throw wasn’t in time.

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